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Edward Maurice "Ted" Robbins (born 11 August 1955) is an English television presenter and actor. He took up the role as narrator of the Railway Series audio books after Johnny Morris and Willie Rushton retired from the series. He narrated the books written by Christopher Awdry in 1994. He was the second narrator to have a connection with the Beatles (the first being Ringo Starr). He is the second cousin of Paul McCartney.

Ted has recently appeared in children's sitcom "The Slammer" "Diddy Movies" "Diddy TV" and adult comedy shows "Phoenix Nights", "Bad Education" and "Birds of a Feather". He is currently a regular Sunday presenter on BBC Radio Lancashire.


  • The names of his family - Judy, Jack and Molly - share their names with three of the television-exclusive characters. 

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